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March 31, 2017

9 Malaysians detained in N.Korea return

Kuala Lumpur, March 31 (IANS) Nine Malaysians who were detained in Pyongyang returned home on Friday, following an agreement between the two countries to end the diplomatic conflict sparked by the death of North Korean leader's half-brother Kim Jong-nam.Three employees of the Malaysian embassy in Pyongyang and six relatives, arrived at the Kuala Lumpur airport early morning 24 days after being banned from leaving the country, Efe news reported. The diplomatic dispute was resolved after the Malaysian government authorised…

Maoists trigger blast at Odisha station protesting PM’s visit

Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) About 20 Maoists attacked a railway station in Odisha's Rayagada district protesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state on April 15, police said.At least 15-20 armed Maoist militants arrived at the Daikallu Station at around 1.30 a.m. They first ransacked the office, said station master S.K. Parida in a statement. The Maoists then pulled the station staffs out of the office. Soon they triggered an explosion in the office and snatched away the walkie-talkie used by the Station…

When you become successful, love becomes rare: Vikram Bhatt

"Spotlight", a series of 10 episodes, will be available on Viu app, the video on demand service of Vuclip, from Friday. "To my mind, 'Spotlight' is not so much about Bollywood but about a girl in Bollywood. It is about everything that you want. You get fame, money, but the higher you climb, the lonelier you get. The one thing that becomes rare as you go higher, like when we climb the mountain, oxygen becomes lesser... Love becomes rare," Bhatt told IANS. "You crave that one person with whom you…

Content-driven, profitable productions are Anushka’s mantra

Anushka and her brother co-own the banner Clean Slate Films, which has so far come up with "NH10" and "Phillauri". "I'm very happy with the audience response to our film 'Phillauri'. It is delightful that families are loving the film and watching it together making it truly a fun, family entertainer, which was always our endeavour," Anushka said in a statement. "I have loved being a part of this journey right from the script stage to its post production and final release. I feel blessed…

Javelin world champ Yego to compete in Finland

Nairobi: Olympic javelin silver medallist Julius Yego of Kenya has confirmed he will compete at the Paavo Nurmi Games, which are part of the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Turku, Finland on June 13.Yego has not attended any competitive event since he injured his leg at the Rio Olympics back in August 2016, reports Xinhua news agency. The Kenyan thrower was heartbroken with the injury, having gone to the Games aiming to wipe out his London 2012 Olympics failure where he finished bottom. He had to settle for silver at…
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